SRINAGAR — A fire incident occurred in the Pakherpora area of Budgam on Sunday, marking the second such incident in the area within a week. The fire, reported around noon, resulted in substantial damage to the houses belonging to Mukhtar Ahmad Sheikh and Ghulam Mohammad Magray.

Local residents, grappling with the aftermath, have urgently appealed to the district authorities in Budgam to extend immediate assistance to the affected families.

This incident follows another separate fire mishap earlier in the day in Maharaj Bazar area of central Kashmir’s Srinagar district, where at least two residential houses were damaged.

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An official statement confirmed that a fire broke out in Maharaj Bazar Srinagar during the night. Upon receiving the information, emergency response teams from the Fire and Emergency Services (F&ES) Department, with the assistance of local police and residents, were swiftly dispatched to the site to combat the flames.

After persistent efforts, the fire was successfully brought under control. The official report indicated that at least two residential houses suffered partial damage. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

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The recurrence of fire incidents in the region has heightened concerns among local residents, prompting appeals for increased vigilance and preventive measures.

Authorities are urged to conduct thorough investigations into the causes of these incidents and to provide necessary support to the affected families in both Budgam and Srinagar districts.

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